Regional News Thu, 9 Mar 2006

Madina, Haatso and Dome markets face probe

Accra, March 9, GNA - The Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) has set up an Administrative Committee of Enquiry to probe the construction and management of the Madina, Haatso and Dome markets. A statement signed by Mr F.T Nartey, Regional Coordinating Director, said the committee was formed following recent concerns relating to the three markets.

The statement said the committee would inquire into the policy decision, examine background information regarding the award of contracts and construction of the markets.

It said the committee would also inquire into the mobilisation and management of funds for the construction of the market, and to find out any other matters that appeared to be incidental or related, which in the committee's opinion ought to be inquired. The allocation of stores, stalls and shelves would also be investigated.

The committee, which is to recommend to the Regional Minister on the construction and management of future markets in the region would submit its report within four weeks, from the date of its first sitting, giving reasons with its findings and recommendations. The committee has Mr Kenneth Johnfia, Former Regional Economic Planning Officer as Chairman, Mr John K Dogba,Deputy Director (RCC) as Secretary and Alhaji Shayibu Adam, Internal Auditor, RCC, as member. The Council is therefore appealing to any member of the general public who has made any payment for the allocation of any facility in those markets or has any complaint relating to the above to contact the committee for redress, through telephone numbers; 021 222690 and 021 233276.

Source: GNA